Paris police order shops closed in Jewish area

2015-01-09 17:15
(AFP)

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Paris - Police have ordered all shops closed in a famed Jewish neighbourhood in central Paris, far from the two developing hostage situations.

The mayor's office in Paris announced the closures on Friday of shops along the Rosiers street in Paris' Marais neighbourhood, in the heart of the tourist district and about a kilometer away from the offices of newspaper Charlie Hebdo where 12 people were killed on Wednesday.

Hours before the Jewish Sabbath, the street is usually especially crowded with shoppers - French Jews and tourists alike.

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